Structural brick stitching and cavity wall tie installation.
With a history spanning almost 50-years, Tapco HomeDry has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise at repairing properties that have structural damage. If you have noticed cracks in your walls, they may have been caused by a structural problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Once the structure of a property is compromised, the knock-on effects can be horrendous, both in terms of upheaval and cost.
An extensive investigation by our experienced technical surveyor will include an in-depth inspection of the existing wall ties, using a wall tie detector and boroscope, to determine their condition and what wall strengthening and repairs are required.
Cracked brickwork can be structurally strengthened by a process known as “stitching”. We carry this out by raking out the mortar joints to the required depths and installing special Helical bars in the joints between the brick courses of the damaged areas and bedding them in with a resin bonding compound. This will structurally tie and strengthen the walls to prevent further movement. Our technique follows current building regulations, in terms of the recommended number and position of the wall ties and the Helical bars we use, all of which are high-tensile stainless steel that won’t corrode.
Wall ties are replaces or increased, also using new high-tensile stainless steel type, in accordance with current building regulations. We also carry out Masonry Beaming to support openings, Lateral wall restraints to strengthen bulging walls and Micro Piles to prevent subsidence
We have been established since 1971 and are proud to be a long term member of the PCA (Property Care Association), a certified ISO9001:2015 quality management company and a 5-star Which? Trusted Trader. All our repairs are covered by a Tapco HomeDry 20-year guarantee, we are a company you can trust.